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Can I suggest that my professor use slides instead of writing everything on the board?

I think that you will have more success in asking for precise material (a specific formula you need to know, urls, etc.) to be provided digitally. Making your own notes is a significant learning tool, ...
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Can I suggest that my professor use slides instead of writing everything on the board?

Focus on the Problem The professor is unlikely to take your suggestion to switch to slides. As other people have said, making slides takes time the professor probably doesn't have during term. Slides ...
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Can I suggest that my professor use slides instead of writing everything on the board?

Of course you are free to suggest it. Slides have the advantage of being retrievable after the lecture. But there are many pedagogical advantages of using handwritten notes On a large board, several ...
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Can I suggest that my professor use slides instead of writing everything on the board?

For what it's worth... I've had several professors that were pretty neutral about board vs. slides and were quite fine with doing whatever the majority of the class preferred. I wouldn't have put this ...
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Can I suggest that my professor use slides instead of writing everything on the board?

Yes, you can suggest to switch to slides, but it is unlikely to get the result you wish (it is a relatively crass change; and if the prof thought it would be a good idea to do that, he would already ...
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Can I suggest that my professor use slides instead of writing everything on the board?

I'm going to take a slightly different tack to the others here. Personally, I'm a big fan of hand written math and hand drawn diagrams in lectures. And while there is some evidence about it being ...
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Can I suggest that my professor use slides instead of writing everything on the board?

You can certainly make a suggestion, but you should not expect it will be accepted. Rather than offering this solution (which has both pros and contras some of which you don't even see from your side),...
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Can I suggest that my professor use slides instead of writing everything on the board?

I don't think your professor will respond well to your suggestion. If you want evidence, just look at the other answers you have received. They range from defensive to hostile. You are experiencing a ...
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Can I suggest that my professor use slides instead of writing everything on the board?

As others have suggested, slides are, indeed, good for the handouts. And yes, preparing them takes time (my personal experience is, most commonly, about 8-10 hours for an hour and a half lecture, if I ...
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What are the ethics of creating educational content as an advanced undergraduate?

I think there are no ethical problems here - I'd state your credentials, be cautious on over-emphasising your knowledge, and get someone to check them through for correctness. However - If you have a ...
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What are the ethics of creating educational content as an advanced undergraduate?

There shouldn't be any ethical issue in a good-faith effort to educate others, especially when you provide proper context, including that of your own level of expertise. Sometimes, in fact, a book or ...
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Can I suggest that my professor use slides instead of writing everything on the board?

You’re not in charge of delivering lectures, and if the instructor has chosen to write on the board they have reasons to do so. Writing on a board slows the pace and is often better at retaining the ...
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Can I suggest that my professor use slides instead of writing everything on the board?

You can always suggest, the question is whether it will have any effect. The issue, at its core, is that if you're a new professor, there are a million demands on your time. You need to teach, you ...
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Can I suggest that my professor use slides instead of writing everything on the board?

You can suggest him to use both slides and chalkboard (whiteboard?). They are both useful in their own ways. However, professors sometimes use textbooks and chalkboards instead of using slides. By ...
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Is it unreasonable to change the rules of a quiz/exam one week in advance?

The purpose is not to disallow printed cheat sheets, but cheat sheets that are nothing more than copies of generally available materials. The idea is that creating a cheat sheet should force a student ...
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Best practices when allowing exam cheat sheets

In my courses I adopted the option of preparing the formula sheet and providing it. I provide it in advance so students will know what they will have available and need to know how to use, but with ...
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How to deal with incompetent teaching?

It sounds like you are in a difficult situation and feeling frustrated with the quality of the education you are receiving. Here are a few suggestions for how you might proceed: Talk to your advisor ...
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How to deal with incompetent teaching?

Your question asks "how to deal with ..."? As with so many similar questions, there really seem to be two parts that are easily conflated, as indeed is suggested by your own dot points. One ...
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How to handle students scrolling on social media during lectures?

It is an unreasonable expectation that everyone in your audience will pay complete attention to you all the time. Have a look around at the audience at a conference, and you will see that even(?) ...
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How to handle students scrolling on social media during lectures?

When I have guest lecturers on my course, I often sit at the back. It's a tiered lecture theatre and you can see what's on the students' laptop screens. For a minority, there is usually some social ...
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How to handle students scrolling on social media during lectures?

At university level we are teaching adults (well in many legal jurisdictions over 18 years is considered fully adult) so when teaching we are in less of a position to attempt to correct a learners ...

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